Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation Fundraiser at MSU

Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation Fundraiser at MSU

EAST LANSING, MI - October 19th marked the annual Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation's Spartan Sports Supports Autism Awareness Event.

Hosted by Xavier DeGroat, the event brought awareness for the Autism community as well as marked the accomplishments of Xavier, who recently helped pass a law in Michigan that gives autistic adults the ability to identify themselves as such on their license plates. This aids police officers in the event that they are needed to assist in a situation, but are unaware of the person's needs. Awards were passed out by Xavier himself, which were all awarded for special achievements that aided in the spread of Autism awareness.

Ken Plaga, Meridian Township's Police Chief, received the "Kindness and Leadership" award for his aid in helping educate the police force on how to properly interact with people on the autistic spectrum.

In a statement, Plaga had this to say: "I feel honored to be able to assist the foundation in their efforts to gain acceptance for those with autism and support the training and education they provide to the first responder community."

Additional Resources
READ ARTICLE

It Starts with a Spark: Fireworks Safety Tips

6/28/2022

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - The 4th of July holiday is quickly approaching, an... [More]

READ ARTICLE

Local Firefighters Raise Money for Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

6/28/2022

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - On Tuesday June 28, the Meridian Township Firefigh... [More]

READ ARTICLE

Meridian Township Fire Department on Raising Awareness About Heat Safety

6/21/2022

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP - As the temperatures are continuing to rise through... [More]

Meridian Weather